Relaxation meets refinement at new bar

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If you are hungry, do not go to Barrel & Co. in Jamestown expecting to find food. It is not a restaurant.

“Our focus is on high-quality, inventive cocktails that appeal to both enthusiasts and newcomers,” said Montana McElroy, general manager. “The ambiance is subdued and sophisticated, ideal for unwinding, date nights and casual meetings. We’re committed to excellence and using premium ingredients. Outside food is welcome, however.”

Barrel & Co. opened in February due to what owners saw as a need for a place where people could truly unwind. The idea was to create a “home away from home” featuring exceptional drinks and a cozy vibe.

A love for quality cocktails and a belief that best moments are shared with good company in a comfortable setting motivated the business’ startup. To increase the pleasure for patrons, a cigar-friendly patio was added to the front of the building.

“It was a way to marry our passion for great spirits with the timeless tradition of cigar enjoyment,” McElroy said. “In essence, Barrel & Co. was born out of a desire to fill a gap in our community — a place where relaxation meets refinement.”

Barrel & Co. is seeking to elevate the whiskey experience in Jamestown, combining comfort, modernity and exceptional cocktails. Located in a busy area, the bar welcomes a diverse range of patrons, from whiskey experts to those new to the scene.

“We’re setting a new standard for what a top-quality whiskey bar should offer with an inviting and sophisticated environment,” McElroy said.

“Barrel & Co. stands out with its knack for serving some of the best cocktails around, using quality ingredients to mix drinks that will be remembered. The goal is to make each visit a great experience and to add something unique to the entertainment element already found in Jamestown with its special places to eat and live music.”

Located at 122 E. Main Street, in front of the Simply Thai Restaurant, the bar is open to those 21 and older. It has a no-pets policy. Closed on Mondays, the business is open from 4-11 p.m. on Tuesdays-Thursdays, 4 p.m.-12 a.m. on Fridays, 4 p.m-12 a.m. on Saturdays and 2-10 p.m. on Sundays.

A grand opening is scheduled for April 4 with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. On April 5, Barrel & Co. will feature live music from 6-8 p.m.

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